During the month of April, the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network and Oklahoma Farm Report are spotlighting the 17 Area Stars of Oklahoma FFA that are among the highest achievers in the organization.
The stars come from the five areas in four categories- Star in Ag Placement, Star in Agriscience, Star in Agribusiness, and Star in Agricultural Production.
This week, we spotlight the five area stars in Agricultural Production in 2023.
One Star Finalist featured in the coming days from each of the categories will be named the State Star Award Winner during the 97th Oklahoma State FFA Convention coming up on May 2nd and 3rd in Tulsa, Okla.
This week, our coverage of the 2023 Oklahoma FFA Star Award Finalists concludes with Agricultural Production competitor Luke Gallagher of the Altus FFA chapter representing the Southwest Area.
“My project is a stocker steer operation,” Gallagher said. “I run stocker steers on wheat pasture as well as I have a small cow/calf herd that I run typically just on grass pasture. I run about 400 head of wheat pasture calves right now.”
Growing up, Gallagher said his grandfather and his dad have always run steers on wheat, and on grass pasture in the summertime.
“That is how I grew up,” Gallagher said. “Taking care of cattle, feeding cattle, gathering cattle. Doing all those things growing up, and helping my dad and grandpa. I just knew that is where I belonged, and that was my place.”
Gallagher said he is grateful for the help from his ag teachers and his family during his project.
“I plan to go to Stillwater and go to OSU,” Gallagher said. “I was actually accepted last spring, and I plan on either studying animal science or agribusiness.”
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